Sellwood controversy Marijuana dispensary “moratorium”?

On March 21, the Oregon Health Authority announced it had issued licenses to eight medical marijuana dispensaries – one of them in Sellwood. Since then, more than forty such licenses have reportedly been issued statewide. On April 2nd, neighbors of the new Sellwood storefront gathered at the General Public Meeting of the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood association, SMILE, to seek its backing for their request for a moratorium on the already-opened store. The moratorium, through an act of the Oregon State Legislature, would close the doors of the business for up to a year, after which it could reopen and operate normally. The motion was seconded, and carried by a vote of 8 to 2. How the city may react to this blanket request is, as this is written, unknown. (Eric Norberg contributed to this report.)
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